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Biomedical Engineering alias BME is an emerging and exciting discipline of engineering that has got tremendous potential for research, development and employment. Biomedical engineering may be defined as the study and application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. It is a combination of technical knowledge in biology and medicine to improve life quality. It is an apt career for those who have a keen interest in medicine and healthcare.           

 

BME is concerned with the development and manufacture of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs and other therapies. This unique field encompasses bio-instrumentation, bio-materials, bio-mechanics, medical imaging, genetic engineering, orthopedic surgery, cellular and tissue engineering. the combination of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Sciences with Computers for communication and control led to the emergence of interdisciplinary courses such as Mechatronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Geographical Information System (GIS), Bio Technology, Bio Mechanics, Bio Medical Instrumentation and Bio Medical Engineering.

 

Biomedical Engineering is getting more popular because of the increase in the growing complexity of medical technology around the world. And as a result, there is a huge demand of trained professionals to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and applied medical technology.     

                 

These professionals are termed as bio-engineers or biomedical engineers. A Biomedical engineer has to be an expert in engineering sciences, biological sciences and medical sciences. They must be capable of defining a medical problem in engineering terms and find a solution that satisfies both engineering and clinical requirements......

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Career Prospects

 

Bio-medical engineers and technologists can find job openings in a wide range of global industries which may include modern health care, hospitals, medical equipment manufacturing units, industrial firms, educational and medical institutions, pharmaceuticals, government regulatory agencies and so on. In hospitals, they have to work closely with other healthcare professionals like physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. They develop customised devices and provide advice for selecting, handling and maintaining medical equipments.

 

In industries, Biomedical Engineers use their understanding of living systems and technology to design and test new products. Government positions often involve product testing as well as establishing safety standards for devices. Biomedical engineers are required in institutions engaged in medical research. They are also appointed as technical advisors for marketing department of medical equipment companies. The fast growing rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering fields apart from computer-assisted surgery and heavy research in molecular, cellular and tissue engineering also need the service of Biomedical engineers.

 

Enormous opportunities are awaiting Biomedical professionals specially in the field of research and development (R& D), in carrying out advanced research at universities, research institutes and government agencies in India and other countries. They supervise laboratories and equipment, and participate in, or direct research activities in collaboration with other researchers. Bio medical professionals may be employed by companies like BPL, Larsen & Toubro, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences.

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